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Kiki founder apologises for ‘disrespectful’ girls’ club launch

Toby Thomas-Smith and investor Blackbird Ventures have posted explainers for the subletting startup’s sudden change in direction.

Toby Thomas-Smith is known for stunts such as stripping to his underwear.

Maria Slade Thu, 08 Feb 2024

The founder of controversial subletting startup Kiki has apologised for the way he launched the venture’s new direction, a ‘girls only’ community in New York.

New Zealander Toby Thomas-Smith sparked an online firestorm when he announced via Instagram last month that the firm would pivot to

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Kiki founder apologises for ‘disrespectful’ girls’ club launch
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